06 October 2010

Spoonbills at Neath Saltmarsh


2 Spoonbills were among the flock of Canada Geese on the Neath Saltmarsh today. They spent most of the time asleep when I was present 11:00 to 14:00. They did however, both spend a brief period awake as shown above.

The easiest place to view these birds is from the gates overlooking the saltmarsh from the Neath Abby roundabout SS74409717. There is very limited parking here so please exercise caution. Also access to the saltmarsh from here isn't generally permitted! These birds showed well this evening from 16:30, from this viewing point.

5 comments:

Barry Stewart said...

Nice shot Mark, much better than mine, but couldn't resist putting one up as these are two cracking birds. Nice find.

Highlander said...

Well found Mark, a much needed species for the list as they can prove very unpredictable at the Loughor Estuary

Mark Hipkin said...

They are cracking birds. I sat at the side of the river for some time just watching them, and they weren't up to much!
This site has a bag full of potential and it's all about showing the "powers that be" just how good.

Sid said...

Great find Mark, thanks for the message. i will look for them tomorrow from the river side.

Neil Donaghy said...

Yes, cracking find Mark - shame about the timing, just as I was about to head east along the M4!!